Keith Nelson (basketball)

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Keith Nelson
Personal information
Born (1969-12-12) December 12, 1969 (age 49)
Listed height200 cm (6 ft 7 in)
Listed weight100 kg (220 lb)
Career information
High schoolWaggener (Louisville, KY)
CollegeSullivan College (1988–1990)
Chattanooga (1990–1992)
NBA draft1992 / Undrafted
Number8, 13
Career history
1994Hobart Devils
Career highlights and awards

Keith Nelson (born December 12, 1969) is an American former basketball player. He played for the Hobart Devils of the Australian NBL in 1994.


After spending his first two seasons playing at a junior college, Nelson took his game to the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (Chattanooga) in the fall of 1990,[1] he spent two seasons playing at the Southern Conference school, an NCAA Division I institution.[2] In just two seasons he scored 1,047 points,[2] led the Mocs in scoring and rebounding both seasons,[3] and was named the conference co-player of the year as a senior.[2] Nelson, a center, was also a two-time First Team All-SoCon performer who guided Chattanooga to back-to-back co-SoCon regular season championships,[3] his career 9.2 rebounds per game average is tops all-time in school history.[2] In 2004, the university inducted him into their athletics hall of fame.[2]

Professional career[edit]

In January 1993, Nelson signed with KR of the Icelandic Úrvalsdeild karla. Nicknamed the "Januaryman" by the press due to him being the fourth foreign player in four months for KR,[4] he performed better than his predecessors and was named as a starter for the 1993 All-Star game.[5] For the season, Nelson averaged 26.6 points and 15.7 rebounds in 11 games for the club.[6]

He played for the Hobart Devils of the Australian NBL in 1994. For the season he averaged 21.6 games, 10.0 rebounds and league leading 2.9 blocks per game.[7]


  1. ^ Bush, Ron (February 22, 2008). "Brooks was a Do-It-All Point Guard". University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  2. ^ a b c d e "Five Inducted Into UTC Hall Of Fame". February 25, 2005. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Southern Conference". College Hoopedia. 2012. Retrieved June 13, 2013.
  4. ^ "Janúarmaðurinn kominn í KR". Pressan (in Icelandic). 14 January 1994. p. 18. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  5. ^ "Stjörnuleikur". Tíminn (in Icelandic). 13 February 1993. Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  6. ^ "Keith Nelson: Ferillinn í úrvalsdeild". (in Icelandic). Retrieved 31 July 2018.
  7. ^ "NBL 1994". Retrieved 31 July 2018.

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